Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays 8-10 p.m.

The CSO Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of commercial recordings. Every program is designed to illustrate fascinating stories found inside the music, as well as present insights from the performers themselves.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor
Mozart: Adagio in B minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Trout
Mozart: Serenade in G, K. 525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Listen Saturday August 11 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cello

Dvorak: Hussite Overture
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Catalani: Contemplazione

Listen Saturday August 4 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gaultier Capucon, cello

Stravinsky: Scenes de Ballet
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet selections
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Listen Saturday July 28 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

Bernstein: On the Waterfront Suite
Barber: Violin Concerto
Bach: excerpt from Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C, BWV 1005
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93  (Sir Georg Solti, conductor)

Listen Saturday July 21 at 8 p.m.

Scheherazade

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Malkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Debussy: Gigues, from Images
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Thomas Ades: ...but all shall be well

Listen Saturday July 14 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor and violin

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Gershwin: Strike Up the Band Overture; A Foggy Day  (Bramwell Tovey, conductor and piano)

Listen Saturday July 7 at 8 p.m.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Tchaikovsky; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Listen Saturday June 30 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Puccini: Preludio Sinfonico
R. Strauss: Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

Listen Saturday June 23 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
John Adams: Many Words of Love
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Catalani: Contemplazione

Listen Saturday June 16 at 8 p.m.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andras Schiff, piano and conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G
Bartok: Divertimento for Strings
Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15
Vaughan Williams: Overture to The Wasps  (Mark Elder, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 9 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Anna Clyne: Masquerade
Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Peterson: Blues Etude (encore)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra  (Seiji Ozawa, conductor)
John Williams: selections from Lincoln  (John Williams, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 2 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Afkam, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
R. Strauss: Don Juan (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 26 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219 Turkish
Paganini: Caprice No. 5 (encore)
John Adams: Harmonielehre
J.C. Bach: Sinfonia in G minor  (Nicholas McGegan, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 19 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Malkki, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophones

Bizet: Symphony in C
Faure: Pavane
John Williams: Escapades from Catch Me If You Can
M. Wagner: Proceed, Moon
Debussy: Iberia from Images
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun  (Christian Macelaru, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 5 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
John Storgards, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Raimi: Anger Management (encore)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite  (Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor)

Listen Saturday April 28 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Verdi: Nabucco Overture; Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco; Va, pensiero from Nabucco; Vedi! Le fosche notturne (Anvil Chorus) from Il Trovatore; Patria oppressa from Macbeth; I Vespri Siciliani Overture
Puccini: Intermezzo to Act 3 of Manon Lescaut
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Boito: Prologue to Mesfistofele
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93

Listen Saturday April 21 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Ogonek: All These Lighted Things
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 Romantic
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical

Listen Saturday April 14 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon in B-flat
Gabrieli: Music for brass  (Mark Ridenour, conductor)

Listen Saturday April 7 at 8 p.m.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Penderecki: The Awakening of Jacob
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61
Ravel: Bolero

Listen Saturday March 31 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Rossini: Semiramide Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, Op. 107 Reformation
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Listen Saturday March 24 at 8 p.m.
 

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